THE TEXT-BASED CHARACTER IN TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION AT THE TENTH GRADE STUDENTS OF SMAN 4 SENRENG RAPPANG
The objective of this article was to find out whether or not using Text-based Character in Teaching Reading Comprehension.In this research, the researcher applied quasi experimental method using two groups namely an experimental and a control group. The population was the first-year students of SMA Negeri 4 Sidenreng Rappang in academic year 2019/2020. The total population is about 60 students. The sample of this research is selected by using cluster sampling techniques which is divided into two groups namely an experimental group and control one. The instrument was intended to measure the students’ achievement of language skill particularly reading skill. The model of reading test is a objective test. Based on the reseach result, the researcher found that the mean score of pretest of experimental group was 72.67, it was classified into good classification and the mean score of students ’pretest of control group was 69.63, it was classified into good classification. After doing treatments, the result shows that the mean scores of both experimental and control group were different. The mean score of posttest for experimental group was 82.43 which was classified into very good classification and the mean score of control group was 76.53 which was classified into good classification. In other hand, the researcher found that the T-table is higher than t-test (α) (1.659<2.021). It means that there is significant difference in pretest of control and experimental group, while in posttest of experimental and control group, the researcher find that the T-test is higher than alpha and previous score in pre-test (α) (3.089>2.021).The degree of freedom is 58.It means that there is significant difference in posttest. It indicates that the alternative hypothesis (H1) was accepted and the null hypothesis (H0) was rejected. It can be concluded that the use of Text-based Character improves students' reading skill.